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Clostridium sporogenes

Clostridium sporogenes

Catalogue No.

NCTC 8594

Current Name

Clostridium sporogenes

Type Strain

Reference Strain

Original Strain Reference

NCA 3679

General Info


(Metchnikoff 1908) Bergey et al. 1923 (AL)

Other Collection Numbers

NCIB 8053, NCA 36790, ATCC 7955, DSM 767, ATCC 7955, McClung 2003, NCA 3679, NCIB 8053



Hazard Group (ACDP)

Hazard Group (ACDP) 2

Culture Conditions

Growth Conditions on Solid Media

Blood agar, 37°C, Strict Anaerobe

Biological and Genomic Info

Gram Stain Result



Nitric acid: +

Enzyme Tests

Catalase: +

Cytochrome C oxidase: -

Gelatinase: +

Lecithinase / alpha: -

Phenylalanone aminotransferase: -

Strain Data

(Camerons Putrefactive Anaerobe, NCIB 8053, ATCC 7955) NCIB in 1954 / Frank, H. A. (1954) J. Bact. 70, 269 / Stumbo, C. R. et al. (1950) Fd. Technol., Champaign, 4, 321

Colony Appearance

Smooth, Shiny

Additional Info

Accession Date






Previous Catalogue Name

Clostridium sporogenes



STUMBO C R ET AL 1950 FD TECHNOL 4 321;FRANK H A 1954 J BACT 70 269

Extended Bibliography

Uehara,M, Fujioka,R.S, Frank,H.A., (1965), Method for obtaining cleaned putrefactive anaerobe 3679 spores., J. Bacteriol., 929 Fujioka,R.S, Frank,H.A., (1966), Nutritional requirements for germination, outgrowth, and vegetative growth of putrefactive anaerobe 3679 in a chemically defined medium., J. Bacteriol., 1515 Frank,H.A., (1954), Influence of various media on spore count determination of a putrefactive anaerobe., J. Bacteriol., 269-271 Costilov,R.N, Laycock,L., (1971), Ornithine cyclase (deaminating)., J. Biol. Chem., 6655-6660 Gross,C.E, Vinton,C, Stumbo,C.R., (1946), Bacteriological studies relating to thermal processing of canned meats. V. Characteristics of putrefactive anaerobe used in thermal resistance studies., Food Res., 405-410 Stumbo,C.R, Gross,C.E, Vinton,C., (1945), Bacteriological studies relating to thermal processing of canned meats., Food Res., 260-272 Matteuzzi,D, Trovatelli,L.D, Biavati,B, Zani,G., (1977), Clostridia from grana cheese., J. Appl. Bacteriol., 375-382 Costilow,R.N, Cooper,D., (1978), Identity of proline dehydrogenase and delta-pyrroline-5-carboxylic acid reductase in Clostridium sporogenes., J. Bacteriol., 139-146 Mead,G.C., (1971), The amino acid-fermenting clostridia., J. Gen. Microbiol., 47-56

Available Formats

  • Ampoule (Bacteria)

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